Attorney General Merrick Garland tried to reassure worried Jewish leaders just three days after a rabbi and three other peope were held hostage for 11 hours.
After 9/11 attack, Malik Faisal Akram yelled at British court clerks, 'you should have been on the f****** plane'
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Malik Faisal Akram was shot dead after he took hostages at a Texas synagogue
Since the attacks, Emirati officials held talks with several of their regional allies and with the Biden administration regarding next steps.
January 18, 2022
Aafia Siddiqui is a Pakistani neuroscientist currently serving 86 years for the attempted murder of American troops and FBI agents.
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The president said he will answer more questions regarding the incident at his press conference on Wednesday.
The tense standoff lasted for about 10 hours, part of which was captured on a Facebook live stream of the services. Akram was fatally shot by an FBI team after all four hostages were safely released from the synagogue.
Seconds after, FBI agents in military-style gear stormed the building. The agents were later identified as an “elite hostage rescue force” flown in by the Bureau.
Akram could be heard for a time ranting on a Facebook livestream of the services and demanding the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist suspected of having ties to al-Qaida who was convicted of trying to kill U.S. Army officers in Afghanistan.
The Taliban also intends to enlist suicide bombers as part of a new branch of special forces in the Afghan National Army.
January 7, 2022